Max Schrems

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Helen Dixon: Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner wants the High Court to refer issues concerning the validity of data transfer channels  to Europe for determination. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A court case with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade as well as the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of EU citizens, will open b(...)

Declan Black, managing partner at Mason Hayes & Curran: “would be very content with modest growth” in 2017.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Leading Irish law firm Mason Hayes & Curran recorded turnover of €77 million last year, an increase of 7 per cent on 2015. This growth was driven(...)

Safe Harbour was struck down by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2015 following a challenge in the Irish courts by Austrian campaigner Max Schrems (pictured) over concerns about US surveillance of citizens. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The US government has applied to be an intervening party in a challenge by Irish privacy campaign group Digital Rights Ireland against the Privacy Sh(...)

You might as well post “blah blah blah” over and over again

You’re going to have to be a bit more specific That’s a good point. Facebook has always been full of them, from Mark Zuckerberg pledging to hand over(...)

 Max Schrems launched a class action suit against Facebook on behalf of 25,000 other people in 2014, accusing it of having invalid privacy policies and processing customer data illegally.

Austrian student Max Schrems’ high-profile class action case over Facebook’s privacy rules has been referred to the European Court of Justice by Austr(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the most closely watched, internationally significant cases relating to data privacy and commercial activity is currently before the court in (...)

A High Court judge has fixed next February to hear the action by the Data Protection Commissioner over the legality of existing data transfer channels between the EU and the United States.

A High Court judge has fixed next February to hear the action by the Data Protection Commissioner over the legality of existing data transfer channels(...)

Austrian data protection campaigner Max Schrems: “I could be financially ruined, just because I want my rights respected.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

If a regulator annoys all parties in a case equally, perhaps it’s doing something right. But today the Commercial Court will hear why Ireland’s Data P(...)

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

A High Court judge has granted an unprecedented application by the US government to be joined to a major legal action here over whether existing EU-US(...)

Microsoft’s victory last Thursday in New York State’s Second Circuit Appeals Court has ramifications at least as far-reaching as Max Schrems’ challenge to the Safe Harbour EU/US data handling framework

Microsoft’s legal battle to block the US government from accessing emails held in the company’s Dublin data centre may not have had the profile of oth(...)

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